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College Researchers Rewarded with State Grants

April 25, 2006

College of Engineering researchers will be receiving more than $533,000 in funding from the State of Texas Advanced Research Program. The competitive, peer-reviewed grants program funds scientific and engineering research projects of faculty members at Texas higher education institutions and is administered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Engineering faculty, their research topic and the amount of their award are: • Bumsoo Han, Mechanical Engineering, “Development of Quantum-dot Mediated Thermometry for Biomedical Applications,” $100,000; • Seong Jin Koh, Materials Science & Engineering, “Large-scale Fabrication of Single Electron DNA Sensors,” $100,000; • Yonghe Liu, Computer Science & Engineering, “Defending Against Compromised Nodes in Wireless Sensor Networks: A Multi-Layer Security Framework,” $100,000; • Shashank Priya, Materials Science & Engineering, “Wind-powered Wireless Sensor Network,” $100,000; • Liping Tang, Bioengineering, “Targeted Drug Delivery Nanoparticles for Treating Uveal Melanoma,” $50,000; • Donald Wilson, Aerospace Engineering, “High-Speed Boundary Layer Control by Nanoparticle Interaction with Electromagnetic Fields,” $83,334.

UT Arlington researchers received eight awards totaling $733,134 from the program. UT Austin received the largest total ($1,034,104), followed by Texas Tech ($787,106) and the University of Houston ($785,886).

“This is testimony to the research excellence of UT Arlington, in comparison to the states academic and medical schools,” said Vice President for Research Dr. Ron Elsenbaumer. “UT Arlington in fourth in total funding and third in the number of proposals awarded, another indicator of our research growth.”